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Elvis Andrus exits game with ankle injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was forced out of Thursday's game against the Angels with a lower left ankle injury.

Andrus was spiked on the lower part of his left ankle during a double play in the second inning. He remained in the game for an inning and was replaced by Rougned Odor in the fourth.

Andrus is hitting .267 with two homers and 22 RBI in 360 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Friday's game against the Angels.

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Joe Mauer remains without timetable for return
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony confirmed that first baseman Joe Mauer will not be able to return immediately after the All-Star break, MLB.com reports.

Mauer has showed some slight improvement in his recovery from an oblique injury, but remains without a timetable for return.

"They're optimistic about his recovery," Antony said. "Things are going well. They're still trying to work on getting the soreness out of there. Until he does that he can't really get back to the things he needs to. So right now, there is no timetable."

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Carlos Carrasco picks up relief win Thursday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco picked up a relief win Thursday night at home against the Yankees.

Carrasco struck out one and needed only seven pitches to secure a perfect seventh inning for the Indians. He owns a 3.74 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP over 55 1/3 innings of relief this season.

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T.J. House settles for no-decision vs. Yankees
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Indians pitcher T.J. House wasn't a factor into the decision Thursday night at home against the Yankees. The left-hander permitted three runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out five over 4 2/3 innings of a 9-3 victory.

Over his last four starts covering 22 2/3 innings, House has allowed nine earned runs. He owns a 4.40 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP over 45 innings of work this season. The Indians have not mapped out their pitching plans after the All-Star break, so House's next start remains to be seen.

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Matt Thornton lasts just one-third of an inning in loss to Cleveland
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Yankees pitcher Matt Thornton was hit with the loss Thursday night against the Indians in Cleveland.

Thornton was summoned in the seventh inning and was charged with two runs on two hits over one-third of an inning. He owns a 3.10 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 20 1/3 innings of relief this season.

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David Phelps looks sharp in no-decision
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Yankees pitcher David Phelps turned in a quality start, but was unable to factor into the decision Thursday night against the Indians in Cleveland. The right-hander yielded two runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out five over six innings of a 9-3 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 18 2/3 innings, Phelps has allowed five earned runs. He owns a 3.94 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP over 89 innings of work. The Yankees have yet to map out their pitching plans for after the All-Star break.

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Zach Britton works a scoreless frame for the save Thursday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Orioles closer Zach Britton worked his way past a hit in a scoreless ninth inning to secure a 4-3 win and the save Thursday night against the Nationals. Britton is 15 of 17 in save chances, with a 1.33 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP over 47 1/3 innings of relief this season.

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Wei-Yin Chen picks up ninth win vs. Nationals
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen (9-3) fell one out shy of a quality start on Thursday, but still came away with the win against the Nationals. The right-hander permitted three runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out six over 5 2/3 innings of a 4-3 win.

Over his last two starts covering 11 2/3 innings, Chen has allowed five earned runs. He owns a 4.15 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 18 starts (104 innings). The date for his next start after the All-Star break remains uncertain.

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X-rays come back negative on Ian Desmond's hand
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Hand X-rays came back negative on Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond.

Desmond was removed from Thursday's game after being hit with a pitch. He attempted to remain in the game, but was taken out when a practice throw sailed on him while warming up to take the field. It's unclear how much time Desmond will miss due to the issue.

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Grady Sizemore promoted Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Phillies outfielder Grady Sizemore has been called up to the majors Thursday.

Sizemore fared well in the minors, hitting .289 over 45 at-bats. He hit just .219/.288/.324 over 185 at-bats with Boston earlier this season. 

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